How To Plan A Perfect Screened In Porch Addition To Your Home

How To Plan A Perfect Screened In Porch Addition To Your Home

A screened-in porch addition is a great way to increase the space of your home. It allows you to enjoy the outdoors while the screened windows protect you from bugs or harsh weather conditions, and also give you some privacy.

The guidelines below will help you plan an ideal screened-in porch for your own home in Saline!


First things first! Research what type of screened-in porch would be best for your climate. There are screened-in porches with partial walls, screened-in porches with full walls, screened-in gazebos, etc. If you live in a cold environment, screened-in porches with full walls would be ideal. If you live in a warm or humid climate, screened-in porches with partial walls will allow the air to circulate better and prevent mold from forming.

Is It an Addition or a New Structure?

If you plan to add an entirely new structure, the screened-in porch addition must have its own foundation and support system. If there isn’t already room for one, consider attaching directly to the side of your home.

Decide Where You Want it Placed On Your Property

Take into account if there is room to add your porch, proximity to other structures, a nice view, exposure to the sun, etc. Ensure that the placement will work well with how you intend to use your screened-in porch addition.

Is It Efficient?

Once you have decided where to place it on your property, take note of what is surrounding it. This screened-in porch addition should protect you from the heat of the sun, or rain, and should not block access to other parts of your yard and house. Make sure you can quickly get to it from other structures on your property.

Tips for Designing a Screened In Porch

  • The screened-in porch addition should be connected to your home.
  • Ensure the screened room has good ventilation without allowing too much cold air into the house during winter months or outside noise into the screened area during summer months.
  • If you will use it as a place to dine, make sure there is sufficient lighting. The ideal width for a screened-in porch is at least 8 feet wide.
  • The screened room can be as large as you want it, but remember that the more square-footage you include, the higher your costs will become!
  • Estimate how many people the screened porch should accommodate, and make sure the dimensions fulfill this requirement. Don’t forget to account for the furniture you want to include!
  • Make sure you have enough space in the screened room to store your outside furniture, in order to protect it during harsh weather.

Building a screened-in porch addition is an investment with long-term benefits. Not only will it provide additional space for you and your family to enjoy, and a terrific place to entertain guests, but it can also increase the value of your home. If you are considering including a screened-in porch to your Saline, home, contact Wilderness Construction, Inc.Get a free quote from our team of construction experts who know how to bring this project together seamlessly!